Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Karl D nitz, Wilhelm Canaris, Bernhard Rogge, G nther L tjens, Helmuth Brinkmann, Hans-Erich Voss,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Karl D nitz, Wilhelm Canaris, Bernhard Rogge, G nther L tjens, Helmuth Brinkmann, Hans-Erich Voss, Lothar von Arnauld de la Peri re, Kurt Fricke, Otto Ciliax, Friedrich Ruge, Theodor Krancke, Wilhelm Meisel, Hubert Schmundt, Otto K hler, Theodor Burchardi, Hellmuth Heye, Robert Eyssen, Kurt-Caesar Hoffmann, Gustav Kieseritzky, August Thiele, Otto Schulz, Werner Lange, Kurt Weyher, Karl-Jesco von Puttkamer, Ernst Lucht, Hans B tow, Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken, Kurt B hmer, Hans Benda, Ernst Schirlitz, Friedrich Frisius, Walter Hennecke, Hans Stohwasser, Eberhard Wolfram, Eberhard Godt, Conrad Albrecht, Paul Wenneker, Adalbert Zuckschwerdt.
Excerpt: World War IIBattle of the Atlantic Karl D nitz (German pronunciation: 16 September 1891 - 24 December 1980) was a German naval commander during World War II. He started his career in the German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine, or Imperial Navy) during World War I. In 1918, while he was in command of UB-68, the submarine was sunk by British forces and D nitz was taken prisoner.
While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik (pack tactic, commonly called wolfpack). At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the German Navy. In January 1943, D nitz achieved the rank of Gro admiral (Grand Admiral) and replaced Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy (Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine).
On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitlers last will and testament, D nitz was named Hitlers successor as Staatsoberhaupt (Head of State), with the title of Reichspr sident (President) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
He became the last President of the Third Reich. On 7 May 1945, he ordered Alfred Jodl to sign the instruments of unconditional surrender in Rheims...